Jennifer Lawrence Was ‘Horrified’ She Had to Sing for ‘Mockingjay — Part I’ Movie
There's no doubt about the fact that Jennifer Lawrence is an incredibly talented actress. From 'Winter's Bone' to 'Silver Linings Playbook' to, of course, the 'Hunger Games' movies, she embodies each role she plays nearly to the point of no return. But a great actress does not necessarily make for a great singer, so when the time came for Jennifer to record an emotional scene in the upcoming Hunger Games movie in which Katniss sings, she felt totally overwhelmed.
According to an interview he did with Radio Times, director Francis Lawrence said Jennifer was miserable: "She’d probably tell you it was her least favorite day,” he said. “She was horrified to sing, she cried a little bit in the morning before she had to sing."
He went on to say: “But she did it and she did it all day – and she hated me for making her do it all day – but she did and it’s great. She’ll probably never really understand it because she’s so sensitive about the singing."
Francis says he wasn't sure whether Jennifer could carry a tune or not, and was convinced there would need to be some adjustments done digitally on her vocals, but once he heard the recording he was pleasantly surprised: "I was worried, I really thought we were going to have to do a bunch of pitch shifting, but she sounded great. What you hear in the movie is what she did on the day in the quarry.”
The song Jennifer sings, called 'The Hanging Tree,' was translated from page to melody ala indie-folk-pop band The Lumineers, and it's described as a 'bluesy' track. We're crazy excited to hear it, and can't wait til the movie comes out on Nov. 20!
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